What we do
The Office of Sustainability (OOS) works with partners around the City to improve quality of life in all Philadelphia neighborhoods, reduce the City’s carbon emissions, and prepare Philadelphia for a hotter, wetter future.
OOS is responsible for implementing Greenworks Philadelphia, the City’s comprehensive sustainability plan, which is made up of eight visions:
- Accessible food and drinking water
- Healthy outdoor and indoor air
- Clean and efficient energy
- Climate-prepared and carbon-neutral communities
- Quality natural resources
- Accessible, affordable, and safe transportation
- Zero Waste
- Engaged students, stewards, and workers
Apr18EventGreen Week PhillyAll DayEvent
Green Week PhillyApril 18, 2019All DayJoin us in a week-long celebration of events to promote sustainability in the Philadelphia area.
Green Philly will be hosting the inaugural Green Week from April 18th through April 25th to celebrate organizations that are hosting events which are promoting and educating sustainability to the community
LEARN MORE: https://www.greenphillyblog.com/philly-events/join-us-for-the-inaugural-green-week-april-18-25/
Apr24EventPhilly Water Bar - Our Finest, on Tap!12:00 pm to 1:00 pmCourtyard at City HallEvent
Philly Water Bar - Our Finest, on Tap!April 24, 201912:00 pm to 1:00 pm, 1 hourCourtyard at City HallmapPhiladelphia’s delicious, top quality, and affordable drinking water will be the star at the inaugural Water Bar pop-up, a celebration of the incredible H2O on tap in our city.
Water Department staff and City officials will toast to Philadelphia tap water as a safe, high-quality, environmentally friendly and affordable beverage for all Philadelphians and provide free pours to any thirsty guests.
Once all are quenched, we will make official a City Council Tap Water Resolution, honor the inaugural corps of Drink Philly Tap Water Ambassadors (applications closed March 25: https://phillyh2o.info/ambassador) and launch the Philly Water Bar.
Throughout the spring and summer, the Water Bar will return to the City Hall Courtyard as a pop-up event where you can get fresh free wooder on Thursdays (weather-dependent!).
LEARN MORE: https://www.facebook.com/events/2295778750473195/?active_tab=about
Apr24EventEnvironmental Forum: Philadelphia City Council At-Large Candidates6:00 pm to 8:30 pmThe Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University, 1900 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy, Philadelphia, PA 19103, USAEvent
Environmental Forum: Philadelphia City Council At-Large CandidatesApril 24, 20196:00 pm to 8:30 pm, 3 hoursThe Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University, 1900 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy, Philadelphia, PA 19103, USAmapThere’s a crowded field of candidates running for Philadelphia City Council At-Large in the May 21 primary election. Major environmental issues impacting Philadelphians include climate change, stormwater management, sustainability and public transportation. Find out where each candidate stands on these hot-button issues that involve climate justice, flood control, air quality and more. Free with registration LEARN MORE: https://ansp.org/programs-and-events/events/Details/?eid=23538&iid=66660